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Mel Gravely, president of TriVersity Construction, poses in his office in front of some paintings of work his company has done, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Cincinnati. Gravely’s company joined a program called a minority business accelerator even before he bought a controlling interest in the Cincinnati-based company in 2006. It helped the company get started and win contracts that have helped Triversity’s revenue double. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Mentors help minority companies accelerate growth

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Mel Gravely said his construction company might not exist today if he didn’t have mentors to guide it. Gravely’s company, TriVersity, joined a program called a minority business accelerator even before he bought a controlling interest in the Cincinnati-based company in 2006. It helped the company get started and win contracts that have helped Triversity’s revenue double. “I don’t make … 0

U.S. energy boom blurs party lines

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country. Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, with the proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline a major wedge. Some deeply conservative areas are allying with conservationists against fracking, the drilling technique that’s largely responsible for the boom. The … 0

New Hampshire Finance Fair to connect businesses, lenders

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A New Hampshire Finance Fair has been organized to connect business owners, entrepreneurs and startup companies with lenders and financial services providers. The event is scheduled for May 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Southern New Hampshire University’s Hospitality Center in Hooksett. More than 30 representatives of banks, credit unions and financial services agencies will be available to talk about loan programs, … 0

New Americans turn to goats to address food demand

Friday, April 18, 2014

A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock. The half-dozen kids – that is, baby goats … 0

SPCA opens new shelter in Concord, expands its capacity for animals

Thursday, April 17, 2014

When Catherine Zannerini’s family pulled the car into the parking lot of the new Pope Memorial SPCA of Merrimack County on Tuesday, she was confused. Zannerini thought they were just going to lunch. Instead, her relatives were bringing … 3

States want Google to crack down on online drug sales

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Several state attorneys general are pressing Google to make it harder for its users to find counterfeit prescription medicine and illegal drugs online, marking the second time in the past three years that the firm has drawn government scrutiny for its policies on rogue internet pharmacies. Their complaints, … 0

Concord Area Transit to study bus route to Franklin

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A bus trip from Franklin to Concord means taking a ride in the Winnipesaukee Transit Service system to Tilton, near Exit 18 off Interstate 93. If schedules align, riders can then hop a bus to Concord. The organization that operates Concord Area Transit and the Winnipesaukee Transit Service … 1

Business notes

Monday, April 14, 2014

Alliance Asset Management is CATCH Neighborhood Housing’s new property management company. Alliance Asset Management is also involved in the Work Experience Program, sponsored by the New Hampshire Employment Program, Southern New Hampshire Services and the New Hampshire Department of Heath and Human Services. The program is designed to … 0

Business people

Monday, April 14, 2014

SHANON HOUNSHELL of Enfield joined Stay Work Play New Hampshire as the organization’s first program coordinator. The program coordinator is responsible for growing and strengthening Stay Work Play’s presence throughout the state by reinforcing existing relationships and cultivating … 0

Tim Firkowski completes two new genealogy courses

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tim Firkowski earned a certificate of completion from the Forensic Genealogy Institute in Dallas in March for attending “Foundations in Forensic Genealogy.” He also earned a certificate of completion for attending “Advanced Forensic Evidence Analysis.” Firkowski has been … 0

Warner indoor flea market draws treasure-seekers from across the region

Monday, April 14, 2014

Alan Grandy has had an interest in collectibles ever since he was a little boy, when every weekend he would travel with his dad to postcard fairs. His father was an avid collector and founder of the Connecticut … 1

Shale gas boom leaves wind power developers seeking more subsidy

Monday, April 14, 2014

Wind power in the United States is on a respirator. The $14 billion industry, the world’s second-largest buyer of wind turbines, is reeling from a double blow – cheap natural gas unleashed by the hydraulic fracturing revolution and … 0

Steve Leone named editor of the ‘Monitor’

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Steve Leone, a veteran community journalist from Peterborough, has been named editor of the Concord Monitor. Leone, who is 38, comes to the Monitor from the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, a twice-weekly newspaper owned by Newspapers of New England, the Monitor’s parent company. He became editor of the Ledger-Transcript eight … 3